The Sentinel Echo: District recognizes reading gains, board

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Linda Vinson of the Elgin Foundation presented the 2012-2013 report on improved reading skills of students in grades K-3 to the Board of Education Monday. Vinson said the district has a great chance of bringing 90 percent of students up to reading on grade level by the end of the next nine weeks of school. So far, K-3 students received an 8 percent gain, reaching 64 percent of students now reading on grade level. Elgin’s pursuit of reaching students who struggle in reading reaches far across nine school districts. Forty-five schools are participating in the initiative, including Laurel County. Read the full...

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The Middlesboro Daily News: Lone Jack second grade makes drastic improvements

The Middlesboro Daily News: Lone Jack second grade makes drastic improvements

Reading at grade level is important for any student in school. Through the Elgin Foundation Reading Initiative, schools within the Bell County School District now have a way to see how many students are reading at that level. One school that has improved leaps and bounds is Lone Jack. Upon entering the second grade and completing the fall MAP testing, 35 percent of the students bench-marked and were reading at grade level. With much work from fall to winter, the students were able to improve to 74 percent benchmark and met their goals. The Lone Jack second grade was the highest scoring second grade in the Bell County School System. Read more: The Middlesboro Daily News – Lone Jack second grade makes drastic improvements...

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